This Insider analyzes the eHealth market opportunities, focusing in particular on Cloud computing, and discusses how telecom operators can monetize the health care industry's demand for advanced ICT services. The report discusses why it is important for telcos to have a health care strategy. It talks about the various types of Cloud computing services for health care telcos can offer and discuss the potential barriers to adoption that telcos have to address. Finally, it provides examples of other ICT services that can complement the deployment of Cloud services for health care (or hCloud). The report concludes with three case studies: Orange's Flexible Computing Sante service, AT&T's Medical Imaging and Information Management service and MTS' Mobile Medicine project in Ukraine.
The health care industry should be of particular interest to telecom providers in Europe due to the size of the market and the prospective migration of the industry's IT infrastructure toward Cloud-based solutions, according to a new report.
"Why European Telcos Are Turning to the Cloud for an eHealth Strategy" analyzes the eHealth market opportunities, focusing in particular on Cloud computing, and how telecom operators can monetize the health care industry's demand for advanced ICT services. Pyramid Research discusses why it is important for telcos to have a health care strategy and how the Digital Agenda for Europe can facilitate the adoption of Cloud services within the health care industry.
"Telcos are well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for health care Cloud services because they can offer the most comprehensive solutions, complementing Cloud services with other ICT products such as medical monitoring or mobile health applications", stated Pyramid Research Analyst, Dr. Ewa Romaniuk-Calkowska.
In addition, telcos can leverage their experience working with health care organisations and dealing with regulations and multiple compliance requirements. Pyramid Research believes that operators should tailor their Cloud computing offers to the specific needs and requirements of their existing clients to quickly monetize the Cloud opportunity. However, it is important to note that in the developed markets, health care organisations expect their service providers to deploy comprehensive and integrated systems that combine communication services for medical and administrative staff, she noted.
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